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Special Interest Groups

Rating Group: Gay Rights Information

2001-2003 Positions on LGBT Rights

State Office District Name Party Rating
IL State House 47 Patricia Bellock Republican 0%
Robert Biggins 0%
Larry Bomke 0%
IL State House 105 Dan Brady Republican 0%
IL State Senate 6 John Cullerton Democratic 0%
James DeLeo 0%
Miguel Del Valle 0%
Vince Demuzio 0%
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis 0%
Debbie Halvorson 0%
Rickey Hendon 0%
Dennis Jacobs 0%
Emil Jones, Jr. 0%
IL Board Member At-Large Christopher Lauzen Republican 0%
IL State Senate 4 Kimberly Lightford Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 30 Terry Link Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 58 David Luechtefeld Republican 0%
IL State House 101 Bill Mitchell Republican 0%
Charles Morrow III 0%
IL State Senate 1 Antonio Munoz Democratic 0%
NA President Barack Obama II Democratic 0%
Terry Parke 0%
William Peterson 0%
IL State House 99 Raymond Poe Republican 0%
Carol Ronen 0%
George Shadid 0%
Todd Sieben 0%
IL State Senate 8 Ira Silverstein Democratic 0%
Lawrence Walsh 0%
Frank Watson 0%
Patrick Welch 0%
David Wirsing 0%
William Black 0%
IL State House 115 Mike Bost Republican 0%
IL State House 87 Rich Brauer Republican 0%
James Brosnahan 0%
Ralph Capparelli 0%
Robert Churchill 0%
IL State Senate 57 James Clayborne II Democratic 0%
Shane Cultra 0%
IL State House 27 Monique Davis Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 2 William Delgado Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 24 Kirk Dillard Republican 0%
Roger Eddy 0%
IL State House 31 Mary Flowers Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 59 Gary Forby Democratic 0%
IL State House 63 Jack Franks Democratic 0%
Paul Froehlich 0%
Calvin Giles 0%
Kurt Granberg 0%
Gary Hannig 0%
Thomas Holbrook 0%
Constance Howard 0%
IL U.S. House 14 Randy Hultgren Republican 0%
Lovana Jones 0%
IL State House 37 Renée Kosel Republican 0%
Carolyn Krause 0%
Eileen Lyons 0%
IL State House 76 Frank Mautino Democratic 0%
Kevin McCarthy 0%
James Meyer 0%
Gerald Mitchell 0%
Ruth Munson 0%
Richard Myers 0%
IL State House 61 JoAnn Osmond Republican 0%
Carole Pankau 0%
Edward Petka 0%
Dan Reitz 0%
IL U.S. House 6 Peter Roskam Republican 0%
IL State House 65 Timothy Schmitz Republican 0%
IL State House 88 Keith Sommer Republican 0%
IL State House 4 Cynthia Soto Democratic 0%
Dave Sullivan 0%
IL State House 51 Ed Sullivan, Jr. Republican 0%
IL State Senate 17 Donne Trotter Democratic 0%
Arthur Turner 0%
Louis Viverito 0%
Karen Yarbrough 0%
Wyvetter Younge 0%
IL State House 2 Edward Acevedo Democratic 0%
Suzanne Bassi 0%
Mark Beaubien, Jr. 0%
Michael Boland 0%
Richard Bradley 0%
IL State House 1 Daniel Burke Democratic 0%
Elizabeth Coulson 0%
IL Chairman At-Large Dan Cronin Republican 0%
IL State House 97 Tom Cross Republican 0%
IL State House 25 Barbara Currie Democratic 0%
Lee Daniels 0%
Steve Davis 0%
IL State House 12 Sara Feigenholtz Democratic 0%
IL Commissioner 12 John Fritchey Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 56 William Haine Democratic 0%
Julie Hamos 0%
Brent Hassert 0%
IL State House 113 Jay Hoffman Democratic 0%
John Jones 0%
Rosemary Kurtz 0%
IL State House 16 Lou Lang Democratic 0%
IL State House 73 David Leitch Republican 0%
Patricia Lindner 0%
Joseph Lyons 0%
IL State House 22 Michael Madigan Democratic 0%
Sidney Mathias 0%
Karen May 0%
IL State House 20 Michael McAuliffe Republican 0%
John McGuire 0%
Larry McKeon 0%
Susana Mendoza 0%
David Miller 0%
IL State House 74 Don Moffitt Republican 0%
Rosemary Mulligan 0%
John Philip Novak 0%
Mary O'Brien 0%
IL Alderman Ward 48 Harry Osterman Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 41 Christine Radogno Republican 0%
Steven Rauschenberger 0%
Skip Saviano 0%
George Scully, Jr. 0%
Ricca Slone 0%
Michael Smith 0%
IL State Senate 35 Dave Syverson Republican 0%
Arthur Tenhouse 0%
Ronald Wait 0%
Richard Winkel, Jr. 0%
Frank Aguilar 0%
IL State Senate 32 Pamela Althoff Republican 0%
Patricia Bailey 0%
IL State House 39 Maria Berrios Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 44 William Brady, Jr. Republican 0%
J. Burzynski 0%
IL State House 83 Linda Chapa LaVia Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 16 Jacqui Collins Democratic 0%
Marlow Colvin 0%
IL Supervisor At-Large M. Maggie Crotty Democratic 0%
IL State House 30 William Davis Democratic 0%
IL State House 5 Kenneth Dunkin Democratic 0%
Joe Dunn 0%
IL Director of Department of Agriculture Robert Flider Democratic 0%
Susan Garrett 0%
IL Alderman Ward 29 Deborah Graham Democratic 0%
William Grunloh 0%
IL State Senate 39 Don Harmon Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 3 Mattie Hunter Democratic 0%
IL State House 103 Naomi Jakobsson Democratic 0%
IL State House 67 Charles Jefferson Democratic 0%
Wendell Jones 0%
Kevin Joyce 0%
IL U.S. House 2 Robin Kelly Democratic 0%
Edward Maloney 0%
IL State Senate 20 Iris Martinez Democratic 0%
James Meeks 0%
Robert Molaro 0%
IL State House 57 Elaine Nekritz Democratic 0%
IL State House 118 Brandon Phelps Democratic 0%
IL State House 48 Sandra Pihos Republican 0%
IL State Senate 55 Dale Righter Republican 0%
Dale Risinger 0%
IL State House 28 Robert Rita Democratic 0%
IL State Senate 51 Chapin Rose Republican 0%
IL Treasurer Dan Rutherford Republican 0%
Kathleen Ryg 0%
Jim Sacia 0%
IL State Senate 11 Martin Sandoval Democratic 0%
Jeffrey Schoenberg 0%
Ron Stephens 0%
IL State Senate 47 John Sullivan Democratic 0%
IL State House 72 Patrick Verschoore Democratic 0%
Eddie Washington 0%
James Watson 0%
David Winters 0%
Kathleen Wojcik 0%

How to Interpret these Evaluations

Keep in mind that ratings done by special interest groups often do not represent a non-partisan stance. In addition, some groups select votes that tend to favor members of one political party over another, rather than choosing votes based solely on issues concerns. Nevertheless, they can be invaluable in showing where an incumbent has stood on a series of votes in the past one or two years, especially when ratings by groups on all sides of an issue are compared. Website links, if available, and descriptions of the organizations offering performance evaluations are accessible by clicking on the name of the group.

Most performance evaluations are displayed in a percentage format. However, some organizations present their ratings in the form of a letter grade or endorsement based on voting records, interviews, survey results and/or sources of campaign funding. For consistency and ease in understanding, Project Vote Smart converts all scores into a percentage when possible. Please visit the group's website or call 1-888-VOTESMART for more specific information.

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